We dance and march and chant for a better world and a better community on campus. In the face of adversity, our pride does not waver, does not falter. We are as proud as ever, and I don’t mind dancing like nobody’s watching, because I do know they are watching.
We all think we know our friends and families so well, but sometimes we can be caught off guard by certain reactions and feelings towards our identities.
For trans people, being called by their deadname (the name given at birth that they no longer identify with as they transition) and having people use the wrong pronouns for them is a much more damaging act.
Video games are in my blood and I won’t stop looking.
The Gay Agenda: “In my attempt to answer, my breath faltered, and I could feel the silence between the words.”
An ally is someone who, though they may not be queer themselves, will do what they can to promote a positive and affirming environment for their queer peers.
One of the two biggest things I look for in a new show is: are there queer characters? The other is if it is a science fiction or fantasy show (I can’t get enough of Game of Thrones). I will and have watched shows that do not really have those two qualifiers, but I am more attracted to shows that do.
This holiday, make sure that your home is open and inviting to your children and all the identities they could possess. Even if you don’t know if they are queer in any way, creating a space that is loving for any identity is the truest love you could have.
Navigating Prom as a queer student is fraught with unseen difficulties to people who don’t experience the many biases and forms of oppression that beset LGBTQ students.
Have you ever heard the term “GBF?”